5 Habits of Highly Creative Teachers – Part 4

It seems that failure tends to be more public than success. Or at least that’s what we perceive it to be. We fret it, we try to avoid it, and we question ourselves every time we have unconventional ideas. But the simple truth is – no great success was ever achieved without failure. It may be one epic failure. Or a series of failures – such as Edison’s 10,000 attempts to create a light bulb or Dyson’s 5,126 attempts to invent a bagless vacuum cleaner. But, whether we like it or not, failure is a necessary stepping stone to achieving our dreams. Ekaterina Walter

4- Ideas About Failing

by Tracee Vetting Wolf

This idea cloud is representative of positive and productive ways to view ‘failure.’ How do you want these ideas to factor into your own life?

FailureAlastair Arnott. YouTube Video (11:09). 

Success, Failure, and the Drive to keep CreatingElizabeth Gilbert TED Talk (7:18). March 2014.

How to Learn? From MistakesDiana Laufenberg TED Talk (10:06). November 2010.

The Power of Belief: Mindset and SuccessEduardo Briceno TEDx Talk (10:52). November 2012. 

Failing until you succeed, Behind the Brand interview with Seth Godin. YouTube Video (20:34). 

Positive Failure: Understand how Embracing Failure is a Tool for DevelopmentAlastair Arnott. Dec. 2013.

Creating an Innovation Culture: Accepting Failure is NecessaryEdward D. Hess for Forbes.

Smart Failure for a Fast Changing World. Eddie Obeng TED Talk (12:33). June 2012.

Failure Teaching. Maggie Dugan for KI.

Does Teaching Kids to Get Gritty Help Them Get Ahead? Tovia Smith for NPR. March 2014.

 

As teacher, our practice is often succesfull, but we also have a lot to learn when things are not going the way we wanted to, when we’ere living some kind of failure. It’s the way we set our mind on the positive track that will make us better!

 

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